aug 1, 1967 - Reg does Scottish Tour with Simon Dupree
'Around this time' - https://www.garagehangover.com/elton-john-and-bluesology/
Jul & Aug 1967 according to http://eltonjohnscorporation.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/elton-johns-diary-1967.html
Reg Dwight is signed through an agency to replace Eric Hine on keyboards for the band Simon Dupree And The Big Sound during a tour of Scotland. Reg played Hammond organ and Mellotron for £25 a week.
Reg kept in touch with Ray Shulman after Eric Hine returned to the group. Simon Dupree And The Big Sound later recorded, but didn't release, the Elton John / Bernie Taupin song I'm Going Home. Elton contributed piano to that recording and also the unreleased songs Laughing Boy From Nowhere and Give It All Back. All were to eventually be heard on the Simon Dupree And The Big Sound CD release Part Of My Past on
Added to timeline:
Early Elton Milestones